The Little Epicurean

Apr 28 2016

Strawberry Ginger Limeade

Strawberry Ginger Limeade

A bright and refreshing beverage to kick off warmer days. This strawberry ginger limeade is great on it’s own or spiked with your favorite liquor of choice! 

Prior to having dogs, I liked everything super neat and tidy. I couldn’t stand stains, lint, or wrinkled fabrics. Everything had a place and that’s where they were belonged.

Life happens and things change.

I don’t know where half my things are. There are bins on top of bins of things that need sorting in the garage. I have boxes of clothes still at my mom’s house. There is a load of laundry that needs folding. There are chew toys, socks, and dog biscuits all over the living room. And, you know? All of that is okay.

Strawberry Ginger Limeade

My dogs changed me.

My first pup, Charlie, softened my heart and totally made me a dog person. A few years later when we adopted Taylor, I had no idea my heart could continue to melt into a puddle of mush. With one dog, it was easy to contain all of Charlie’s toys in one bin. With two dogs, especially two dogs that like to conspire together, it’s much harder. Charlie likes to save and bury everything. Taylor likes to ransack the house in search of these hidden treats and squeaky toys that Charlie tucks under throw pillows, couch cushions, and blankets.

Apr 26 2016

Cookie Butter Trufffles


Sweet creamy cookie butter filling enrobed in silky dark chocolate. These cookie butter truffles are a rich and satisfying treat. I remember the first time I spied the jar of speculoos cookie butter on the self at Trader Joe’s. I wasn’t really sure what it was, but I immediately dropped it in my shopping...

Apr 21 2016

Matcha Red Bean Cake

Matcha Red Bean Cake

Matcha red bean cake: three layers of honey matcha cake filled with sweetened red bean paste and lightly coated with matcha buttercream.  I thought I had my fill of matcha while I was in Japan. Apparently, that wasn’t enough. I’ve been making myself a mug of matcha every morning. One, because I absolutely love...

Apr 14 2016

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream


Fresh strawberry puree swirled into a creamy buttermilk mixture. A scoop of this strawberry buttermilk ice cream is a tasty way to welcome spring!  The jet lag has finally worn off. Growing up, I used to go to the Philippines once (sometimes twice) a year. Jet lag did not affect nor phase me then....

Apr 12 2016

Grapefruit Strawberry Gooey Butter Bars

Grapefruit Strawberry Gooey Butter Bars

Shortbread cookie bottom topped with a buttery, melt in your mouth cake filling, these grapefruit strawberry gooey butter bars will become a party favorite! I thought I’ve seen them all when it comes to cakes and dessert bars. And then I was introduced to these gooey butter bars and my eyes have been opened to...

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